Sierra de Omao - Cusuco

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Highland Guan Penelopina nigra VU unknown - unknown A1, A2, A3
Ocellated Quail Cyrtonyx ocellatus VU unknown - unknown A1, A2, A3
White-faced Quail-dove Zentrygon albifacies LC unknown - unknown A3
Great Swallow-tailed Swift Panyptila sanctihieronymi LC unknown - unknown A3
Emerald-chinned Hummingbird Abeillia abeillei LC unknown - unknown A3
White-eared Hummingbird Basilinna leucotis LC unknown - unknown A3
Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens LC unknown - unknown A2, A3
Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus LC unknown - unknown A3
Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami LC unknown - unknown A3
Sparkling-tailed Woodstar Tilmatura dupontii LC unknown - unknown A3
Whiskered Screech-owl Megascops trichopsis LC unknown - unknown A3
Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens LC unknown - unknown A2, A3
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno NT unknown - unknown A1
Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons LC unknown - unknown A3
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi NT unknown - unknown A1
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax LC unknown - unknown A3
Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo LC unknown - unknown A3
Unicolored Jay Aphelocoma unicolor LC unknown - unknown A3
Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus LC unknown - unknown A2, A3
Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata LC unknown - unknown A2, A3
Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus LC unknown - unknown A2, A3
Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis LC unknown - unknown A3
Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor LC unknown - unknown A3
Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus LC unknown - unknown A3
Rufous-collared Thrush Turdus rufitorques LC unknown - unknown A2, A3
Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus LC unknown - unknown A3
Blue-crowned Chlorophonia Chlorophonia occipitalis LC unknown - unknown A3
Black-vented Oriole Icterus wagleri LC unknown - unknown A3
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera NT unknown - unknown A1
Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa LC unknown - unknown A3
Golden-cheeked Warbler Setophaga chrysoparia EN unknown - unknown A1
Painted Whitestart Myioborus pictus LC unknown - unknown A3
Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula LC unknown - unknown A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Cusuco Parque Nacional 16,754 protected area contained by site 17,704


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Elfin, Tropical coniferous, Tropical semi-evergreen -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sierra de Omao - Cusuco. Downloaded from on 22/06/2021.